Ray McDonald will not be cut. He's one of the best 3-Technique Ends in the NFL the past 5 years!
Best Case Scenario:
We draft a DE this year in Round 3-6 that can sit, learn and grow.
Carradine hits his potential and rotates with Cowboy somewhere around 40/60
TJE and Ray McDonald rotate somewhere around 30/70
Ian Williams, Quentin Dial and Glenn Dorsey rotate at the Under Tackle spot 40/10/50
Glenn Dorsey contract over
Carradine ends up being a stud RE. TJE or Rookie rotate 80/20
2nd Year DE/Lawrence Okoye and Ray McDonald rotate 40/60
Ian Williams, Quentin Dial rotate 60/40
Ray McDonald contract over
Tank Carradine & 3rd Year DE OR Lawrence Okoye start at both DE spots with TJE and rookies/depth player rotating in
Ian Williams and Dial continue to hold down the UT position.
This is obviously assuming Vic Fangio doesn't change or alter his scheme at all...
With the way Baalke has been able to find talent in the trenches coupled with Tomsula's ability to extract the very most production out of his guys, I don't see the 49ers doing anything totally drastic to this Defensive Line for at least 2 more years. We have a very good thing going. If Carradine AND Okoye live up to the hype?? Oh boy, I'm calling it right now we will frickin dominate the LOS every single game.
[ Edited by SaksV on Feb 6, 2014 at 7:02 PM ]